Twins sent batting champ Luis Arraez to Marlins for Pablo López

Twins trade Luis Arraez to Marlins for Pablo López initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

The Twins traded ruling AL batting champ Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins Friday for a three-player bundle including beginning pitcher Pablo Lopez.

The 25-year-old Arraez had a breakout season for Minnesota in 2015, making his very first All-Star group while batting a league-best .316 and rejecting Aaron Judge a Triple Crown. The New York Yankees star led the AL in crowning achievement and RBIs.

Arraez is a multi-positional gamer who invested the majority of his time initially base for the Twins in 2015, beginning 61 video games there, 34 at designated player and 31 at 2nd base. He has actually likewise played thoroughly at 3rd base and left field.

The Twins likewise got 2 potential customers from the Marlins: infielder Jose Salas and outfielder Byron Chourio. Salas was chosen as Miami’s fifth-best possibility in the most current MLB Pipeline rankings.

Arraez will provide the Marlins 3 years of agreement control. This is his very first year of income arbitration eligibility. He was the only Twins gamer who didn’t settle at the due date recently, requesting for $6.1 million in 2023 while the group provided $5 million.

The local of Venezuela ended up being a fan favorite for his perseverance and persistence at the plate, as hard of an out as there has actually remained in baseball recently with just 131 strikeouts in 1,569 profession plate looks. He has just 14 crowning achievement over 4 seasons, however his profession on-base portion is .374.

Lopez will provide the Twins yet more depth to a currently deep rotation albeit one that’s missing a real ace. The 26-year-old had a 3.75 period in 32 starts last season, and tossed a career-high 180 innings.

The offer makes good sense for Miami, which has a strong pitching rotation highlighted by NL Cy Young Award winner Sandy Alcantara, and recently gotten right-hander Johnny Cueto. The Marlins had a hard time at the plate last season, however, batting .230 in 2022, and had actually been wanting to include another player to their lineup after signing previous Philadelphia infielder Jean Segura.

Arraez will include a much-needed bat, specifically after Miami traded shortstop Miguel Rojas to the Dodgers.

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